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Four-game ban for Sergi Roberto upheld

The Appeals Committee has upheld the four-game ban handed down to Sergi Roberto. The ban relates to the red card the player received in the game against Real Madrid. For those who may not recall, he was sent off for striking Marcelo shortly before halftime. Barcelona presented an appeal to get his ban reduced but the committee did not rule in their favor. The club is now considering taking their appeal to the Administrative Court of Sport. If their second recourse is not successful, Sergi Roberto is set to miss…

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Asier Garitano set to leave Leganes at the end of the season

Manager Asier Garitano and Leganés will part ways at the end of the season. Leganés sent out a press release confirming that the manager’s five-year stint at the club will be coming to an end. Garitano took over the club when they were in the Segunda Division B. With him at the helm, the club earned promotion to the Segunda Division and in 2016 earned promotion to Spain’s top flight for the first time in club history. He also led the club on a historic run in this season’s Copa…

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Andres Iniesta considers Neymar return “difficult”

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has played down the chances of a return to the Camp Nou for Brazilian forward Neymar who is reportedly unsettled at Paris Saint-Germain. Speaking to El Larguero, a radio show on Cadena Ser, Iniesta was asked a variety of topics including his future and whether he will remain with Barcelona or accept an offer from China. He was also asked about Neymar and where he sees the Brazilian come next season. Iniesta said, “To be honest, Neymar’s future is not something I’m thinking about.” He went on…

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Carlos Bacca set to leave Villareal in the summer

According to a report in Marca, Carlos Bacca will leave Villarreal as the club will not exercise the purchase option. The Colombian striker, on-loan from AC Milan, arrived at Villarreal at the start of the season and so far has scored 12 goals in all competitions. He was brought in to partner alongside Cedric Bakambu. Early on, that partnership seemed to be going well but Villarreal has struggled of late since Bakambu’s departure to China during the winter transfer window. The striker’s purchase option was set at €18m with rumors that…

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Tax Authorities reject supposed Cristiano Ronaldo deal

While things seem to be going Cristiano Ronaldo’s way on the pitch, it’s a different story off of it. About a year ago, the Portuguese star found himself in hot water as it was alleged that he failed to pay taxes amounting to €14.7 million. The taxes that Ronaldo is alleged to have avoided paying are related to image rights. The Guardian reported, “It is alleged that he concealed income from the sale of image rights through a financial structure that divided the money via Ireland to a tax haven in the British Virgin…

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Ronaldinho announces retirement

Ronaldo do Assis Moreira, more commonly known as Ronaldinho, retired from football on Tuesday. The announcement was made by his brother in an interview with Brazilian media O Globo. The former Barcelona legend has not played a professional game since leaving Fluminense back in 2015. The Brazilian made his European debut with the French side, Paris Saint Germain, back in 2001. But he truly burst onto the world stage when he joined Barcelona in 2003. During his time at Barcelona, he captured the world’s imagination with his style of play. The flashy…

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Carvajal out indefinitely with heart condition

Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal has been ruled out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a heart condition. The Spain international will not feature in Los Blancos game against Espanyol. Carvajal’s condition is one that needs time in order to achieve full recovery. Marca’s Juanca Baerna wrote, “Real Madrid have announced that Dani Carvajal is suffering from a viral problem that is affecting his pericardium, and not only will it prevent him from playing against Espanyol but it also rules him out indefinitely.” The Spanish right-back will be out at least six weeks. It’s an…

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Global News 

Neymar not making friends at PSG

The honeymoon period sure didn’t last long for Neymar and PSG after reports of problems off the pitch with Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani have emerged. Less than two months into the season and things have soured between the Brazilian and his teammates. The fallout between Neymar and Cavani over a penalty is not over. A bit over a week ago we were all witness to the argument between the two over who would take a penalty in their game against Lyon. Neymar wanted to take the penalty but Cavani, being…

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Barcelona face a challenge for Maxime Lopez

Barcelona face a fight to sign Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez, according to various reports. Not a month has passed since the end of the transfer window yet the rumours won’t stop. Diario Sport came out with a report a few day ago about Barcelona’s renewed interest in Nice’s, Jean Seri. According to the report, Seri is an option for the winter transfer window. If you recall, Seri was an option for Barcelona during the summer window. A deal was agreed with the player and his agent and all signs pointed…

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Arda Turan set to join Galatasaray on Loan?

Despite rumors early in the transfer window linking Arda Turan with clubs such as Arsenal, a move did not happen. All signs pointed to the Turkish midfielder remaining at Barcelona. No real offers were made during the transfer window aside from a potential loan move back to his old club, Galatasaray. Turan left to join Turkey during the international break and all signs pointed him staying despite not being in Ernesto Valverde’s plans. A move away seemed even less likely when he returned and Barcelona announced that the player would be…

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